David Wright, Almoner of Concord Lodge No 4126, which meets at Lindley, Huddersfield sought support from his Masonic friends as he embarked on an online virtual challenge to bike-ride from Lands End to John O' Groats in a sponsored challenge.
A former police officer and for over 20 years a match-day photographer with Huddersfield Town, David turned to pedal power to raise funds for Kirkwood Hospice in Huddersfield.
David, currently self isolating during the corona virus pandemic, has established an indoor cycling rig system in his garage, using a smart trainer connected via mobile phone apps allowing him to exercise safely.
So, having located the daunting cycling challenge on a website he was delighted to complete the 1,000+miles journey and raise approaching £800 for Kirkwood.
"I was looking for some incentive to undertake this and I know that Kirkwood and other hospices are not able to stage their own fund-raising events because of the virus. Kirkwood cared for my mother in law several years ago prior to her passing and also did late last year for a dear and close Masonic friend," he said. David completed the 1084 miles online route in 13 days at an average of 84 miles per day. Humbled by the support he has received so far his Just Giving page https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/david-wright138 remains open should anyone wish to further support the hospice.